Rosalind “Roz” Bevan is a director, stage manager, and theatre artist who has brought her true Southern California vibes all the way to the East Coast. She recently directed Am I Blue by Beth Henley (BU SOT’s Directors’ Project 2017) and new play, Bones Like Dust by Genia Femia (BU Quarter Zero Festival 2018) and spent her summer before senior year interning at SpeakEasy Stage Company. When she isn’t in rehearsal, Roz listens to SZA on repeat, nurtures her relationship with her curly hair, and reminisces about her study abroad experience in Arezzo, Italy a.k.a the most beautifully delicious place in the world. Roz is continuously inspired by her outrageously talented and thoughtful peers, and she cannot wait to see what STAMP brings to the School of Theatre this year! It is going to be truly epic.
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Dev Blair is a playwright, poet, performer, and ‘professional’ star-gazer. They were a recent participant in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Undergraduate Playwrights' Workshop and are from all over the occupied land known as the Southeast US. All of their work (from writing to performance) is in service of their primary artistic goal: to change the culture. Boston credits: Straight White Men (New Repertory Theatre), This Place/Displaced (Artists’ Theatre of Boston), Wig Out! (Company One Theatre)."
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Sarah is west (of) Philadelphia, born and raised. As a director and performer, Sarah is drawn to art that challenges us to consider perspectives radically outside of our own. Past directing credits include: 26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa, The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog and Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph. Past acting credits include Angels In America: Perestroika at the Boston University Booth Theatre, Chicago at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman, and The Honey Trap at Boston Playwrights Theatre
Taylor Brahms is a Jewish, New York Native, actor, singer, dancer, comedian and funk music enthusiast who definitely won’t let you forget it. As a transfer student into BU’s School of Theatre, she has developed a deeper love, appreciation, and understanding of the craft over the past three years. Her thesis is an hour-long comedy show featuring sketch, stand-up, and musical comedy. She and fellow STAMP member, Michelle Moriarty, have co-written and will be co-starring in their thesis. The production will be fearlessly directed by also fellow STAMP member, Madison Findling. She hopes you come see the show, and you better LOL!
Jackie Collet is a current Theater Arts Major getting her BFA at Boston University. Originally from north of Boston, as you can see she did not move far for college. She has written several unpublished plays and screenplays. She has produced one play called "The Story of Us" at the Long Island One Act Play Festival in NYC. She considers herself to be funny and she also hopes that you consider her to be funny too, if not, well here we both are. She aspires to work in comedy. Or Drama. Or really just work in general. If you want a resume, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She thanks her parents for always supporting her dreams and helping make them a reality.
Maddie is an actor and director from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a double Leo (and won’t shut up long enough to let you forget it), she spends most of her time avoiding the question of whether her hair color is real, and firmly believes she was a Welsh Corgi in a former life. BU acting credits include Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, Cabaret, Mother Courage and Her Children, and Tiger at the Gates. She is thrilled to be making her directing debut for a stand up/sketch comedy extravaganza starring BU’s funniest gals, Michelle Moriarty and Taylor Brahms. Let’s dance!
Grace is a nice lady originally from New York City. She is currently dramaturging Lathe of Heaven in the Booth Theatre.
Grace Hill is a British/Sicilian artist born and raised in Miami, Florida. She uses these fusions of experiences to inspire her work. She is currently exploring multiple aspects of theatre and art - including, stage management, screenwriting, directing, visual art, street art, sound design and music production. After returning from a spring semester in Madrid, Grace spent her summer working in New York City as an Assistant Stage Manager for New York Classical Theatre. She is currently working as an Assistant Stage Manager at Boston Playwrights' Theatre and is developing a new web series with Borscht Films in Miami.
Sarah Hirsch is PUMPED to be a part of STAMP. She is an actor, playwright and wannabe director and intimacy choreographer but, hasn’t quite figured the last two out yet. Her values as a collaborator are serious play, vulnerability, equity, innovation, sustainability, and humor. She is co-writing a musical all about love for her thesis. Ah! When not at school (which is not too often), Sarah loves to cook, paint, dance, and be OUTSIDE.
Erica Huang is an actor, musician, audio engineer, and photographer. Theatre credits include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park), “Interabang” (Ars Nova’s ANT Festival), and “The Nightingale” (La Jolla Playhouse). Voiceover credits include June in “Little Einsteins” (Disney Channel), many animals in trouble in “Wonder Pets!” (Nickelodeon), and vocals for “Sesame Street” (PBS), “Enchanted” (Disney), and “Across the Universe” (Revolution Studios).
Erica is also a musician and composer; she has composed music and/or played instruments in pretty much every BU show she's been in. The list of instruments she has played in shows includes guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, accordion, mandolin, cajon, and a suitcase.
Jack is thrilled to be working with this beautiful group of people! Originally from St. Louis, Jack has grown as a dramaturg, playwright, and performer during his time at BU. Performance credits include: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Cabaret, and Angels in America, Part I. He has worked at Theatre Communications Group, Cherry Lane Theatre, and he is an Associate Dramaturg at the Pascal Theatre Company in London. Much love to this fabulous company!
Community Engagement and Outreach
Madison Lusby is an event/arts manager who is passionate about creating accessible art and platforms of expression for all folx. In May, they’ll be getting a BFA in Stage Management from Boston University. Along with their production work they went to Nepal, Jordan, and Chile to research how the arts intersect with human rights movements. Regional theatrical work includes Boston Ballet (ASM), The Theater Offensive (managing director intern), Huntington Theatre Company (PA), and Portland Opera (ASM). Madison takes pride in connecting and partnering with communities through artistic expression and is excited to be collaborating with STAMP this season as their community engagement coordinator.
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Taire is a senior theatre arts major focusing in scenic painting and dramaturgy, minoring in archaeology. This year, he has been assistant paint charge on Angels in America Part I & II. He is partnering with Dev Blair for thesis as the scenic artist and dramaturg on their new work, A Game of LIFE: A Modern Ritual Drama. After graduation (which is much too close, tbh), he hopes to stay in Boston, work with the university, and someday get his tattooing license.
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Hi! I’m a movement artist, writer, actor, and singer from around ATL. Flow arts like dance, hula hoop, and silk fans are where I’ve really found my home these days, and I’ll continue exploring as Movement Director/performer for “A Mouthful of Birds” by Caryl Churchill—my thesis with Sarah Whelan! Anthropology and poetic imagery (hello paradox) primarily inform much of the lens I work through. I write plays and poetry, have a blog, and was part of the New South Young Playwrights Festival at Horizon Theatre in ATL. There, I also interned in Lit Management, and was Dramaturg for Karen Hartman’s “Project Dawn”, a NNPX Rolling World Premiere documentary play about a prostitution court in Philly that considered coming to Atlanta. I believe creation is our connection to the Great Creator (how’s THAT for a casual bio!?) and I’m still remembering what breath feels like. Music is my heartbeat, and I’m finding my voice in blues, southern soul, folk, hip hop, trap, and jam rock. Catch me groovin and take care of yourself, reader, whoever you are.
Events Committee/Events Host
Yes, that Dillon McGuire. You may know him better as his drag alter ego Pumpkyn Spyce or as the aspiring Customer of the Month at every Dunkin Donuts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is a playwright and performer with an affinity for comedy and disaster stories. Catch his play The Real Nestwives of the Cretaceous next semester.
Find him on Instagram @pumpkynspyce
Mariana Mondragón was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. She is an actor and theatre artist currently pursuing a BFA in Theatre Arts and a minor in History at Boston University. Mariana's interests lie in work that is inspiring, empowering and historical. For her thesis project, she expects to act and work alongside STAMP member Chloe Siegman.
Michelle wears many hats. (Figuratively. Literally, she owns one baseball cap and isn’t quite sure how to make it work.) Ever since her promotion from Rose Number 4 to Rose Number 1 (the rose with a line, people!) in her third-grade production of Beauty and the Beast, Michelle knew she was destined to be a performer. Now she is an actor, writer, and comedian. Her thesis is an hour-long comedy show featuring sketch, stand-up, and musical comedy. She and fellow STAMP member Taylor Brahms are writing and performing. STAMP member Madison Findling is directing.
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Transferring into SOT sophomore year, I’ve found myself obsessed with design, performance and theatre as the life of everything in Art! I only hope my thesis reaches this feeling in some way. Doing it all for love, My family, for whatever - BUT in the current moment for the sake of being in this amazing collection of young artists that push me and inspire me everyday! Thank you STAMP!!
Lucy is an actor, writer, and director who loves to be around dogs. She has two dogs of her own, Oliver Bacon and Theodore Biscuit, who reside in her home state of New Jersey. Theatre is important to her but, and this cannot be overstated, definitely not as much as her dogs.
Sarah Shin is a Korean American theatre artist originally from a small town called Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. She is currently one of the founding members of Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston, and part of the production team of Clairvoyance, a season long installation series art directed by Diana Oh at the A.R.T. Most recently she interned at MCC Theater in New York and attended the Accademia dell’arte in Arezzo, Italy studying Physical Theater. And she was Emily Webb in Our Town at Boston University! She was on the Tony Awards once, too! But most importantly, she loves food and sharing it with others.
Chloe Siegman is so excited to be in STAMP! She expects to direct for her thesis, starring STAMP member Mariana Mondragon. She is simply thrilled to be working with the STAMP class of 2019 to build and care for this company.
Production Manager/Technical Supervisor
Becca is incredibly passionate about California for someone who lives in Boston. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she came to the East Coast to study Athletic Training at Boston University, but quickly realized theatre is where she belongs. She dabbles in all areas of production with coursework in everything from sewing to painting, but her professional work is mainly focused on Stage Management and Technical Direction/Carpentry.
Finance Committee: Budget Manager
Jules Tanner is a Boston based theatre artist and director. Recent credits include The Labyrinth of Desire, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Jane Eyre, Twelfth Night, The Dumb Waiter, Othello, and To Kill A Mockingbird. Outside of BU, he has worked with the Furnace Fringe Festival and New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company.
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Claudia Watanabe is an actor, writer, lover of modern art, and all things glamorous and strange. With a Japanese father, an Australian and English mother, she calls Tokyo, Sydney and London home. She is passionate about the notion of identity and is keenly interested in blurring the boundaries between all disciplines in the arts. At Boston University her theatre credits include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Jack in Lord of the Flies, Queen Elizabeth in Femina Shakespeare’s Richard III and Clytemnestra in Agamemnon: Dawn to Dusk.